Minglewood Blues, Friend Of The Devil-> El Paso, Peggy-O-> Little Red Rooster, Bird Song-> Beat It On Down The Line, Cumberland Blues, Passenger, Althea-> The Music Never Stopped Might As Well-> Samson & Delilah, Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Good Time Blues-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Sugar Magnolia-> Black Peter-> Around & Around-> Sunshine Daydream, E: U.S. Blues
Source: MAC>DAT>CDR (x2)>EAC>CoolEdit 2000>WAV>SHN (seekable); Note- TMNSP may be from another (unknown) source; See info file for detail
October 2, 2015 Subject:
Another Good 81
Highlights: Scarlet Begonias
September 1, 2015 Subject:
If you went to a show in 1981 you had nearly a on in three chance of hearing Birdsong. Other than 1972(44.2%), that's the highest chance of any year.
Jerry must've felt like he wore it out in 1972 - it was played a bit in 1973 and then not again until it was rediscovered during the acoustic shows. After that, Birdsong was played steadily through 1995.
March 6, 2010 Subject:
"Steel" Yoyr Face
This is a hot 80's gem from the heart of steel country. Excellent tune selection, and a well-played, vibrant show. Love especially FOTD, El Paso, Cumberland, Music, from the first. Sampson and Black Peter are killer from the second.
The Dead cranked out tons of awesome shows at great smaller venues in 81. aOnce I master time travel I will transport myself back to this show.
August 11, 2006 Subject:
which is best?
This may be the better aud recording, but I can't quite decide. Whatever the case, the Scarlet/Fire pours a kettle of squonking funk directly into your belly, and it feels good.
February 14, 2006 Subject:
This recording sounds good to my ear. Never been a fan of Lost Sailor but this one has some hypnotic Jerry in it.
August 28, 2004 Subject:
great MNS, notes on sound quality
I prefer this AUD to the companion SBD offered here. The SBD is interesting: it feels particularly Spartan, as if the band were given a buzzcut. This might be because you hear no bass, and barely any drums. The prominent sound is JGÂs guitar and BrentÂs pointedly tinny six note lick. The SBD offers a clearer view of JGÂs licks; but at the 7 minute mark, amidst the intense jam, there is a least once splice/switch which feels weird. With this AUD, you can hear some drums but still no Phil. With the AUD, the end of the jam sounds consistent.
The initial jam starts at 3:30, with the turn coming at about 5:30. Garcia goes into an extended ostinato at aout 6:10, switches to a Watchtower-like buzz sound. By the seven minute mark, Weir and Garcia are both moving to trilled notes and chords. Garcia heads back to single line soloing at the end, and then just ends it by playing the eight note motif. A more exciting finish can be had at e.g. 2/3/78.